Wednesday, July 18, 2012

ELCA Youth Gathering - Day 1

Whew! Rough day today. After an early start and a long bus ride, we arrived at the Ritz Carlton at around 5pm. After clearing some things up with the hotel and getting settled into our rooms, we realized 2 things - we were super hungry, and we still needed to check-in/register our group at the Gathering office! After walking the world's longest mile to the Morial Convention Center, we arrived at 6:45 to find that registration had ended early, instead of at 8pm as had been widely publicized. So, with no small amount of frustration, we set out in search of something nearby to eat. We finally landed in an empty little Italian place that Tandie remembered from last time. The place was great- and we ended up stuck there while it rained like the End Of Days outside.

It finally slacked up a little and we were able to make a break for it in the rain for about half a mile back to our hotel, where we decided to stay in for the night.

Keywords for today include: Bus, Ritz-Carlton, walking, sweat, pizza, rain, zzzz.

Internet access is turning out to be tough to come by at this hotel- so I apologize in advance if these posts aren't as elaborate as we had both hoped. I'm posting from an iPhone app.

Tomorrow: We take another crack at registration, celebrate our Practice Peacemaking Day at the Convention Center, have Johnnie's Poboys, and get our worship on in the Luther-dome!

Grace + Peace,

Sunday, July 15, 2012

ELCA Youth Gathering 2012 - The Vow

Welcome parents!
I hope you'll watch this space in the next week for updates on our time in New Orleans. I'll post pictures, videos, and commentary on our time there so that you can experience it with us!

I'll admit, I'm pretty excited, and I don't know exactly what to expect. I don't know what's going to happen in our group while we are there.

But I will make this vow:

That's right. Nobody is safe from my superior nicknaming skills. As a person who has gone by a nickname nearly all their life, I can tell you this - nobody chooses their own nickname, and hardly anybody ever likes the one they get stuck with!

Just another service we offer at Living Word!